Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Adaptability and Resilience - the secret of survival?
After two days of gales and driving rain, these two well-fledged collared dove juveniles re-appeared in the hawthorn tree in our garden, waiting to be fed by harassed parents who have successful driven magpies away from their nest over the last few weeks.
In a little under a century this species has dispersed from Turkey right across Europe and even into Norway.
If I had to bet on a bird species that would adapt to climate change, I'd put my money on collared doves.
You can see one of their earlier breeding efforts here.